Krasl Art Center in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan collects and publicly displays contemporary sculpture. On our campus and throughout the community, indoors and out, you can engage with dynamic artworks by Dale Chihuly, Richard Hunt, George Rickey, and many more artists – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Explore KAC’s public sculpture sites and you will learn about more than art; you will discover the community in which it lives.
Krasl Art Center offers youth and adult education programs in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, photography, stop-motion animation, ceramics, and sculpture. Stay up-to-date on classes by subscribing to our e-newsletter
KAC offers in-person programs including youth camps & classes, teen/adult classes, and visiting artist workshops year-round.
Something is always happening at Krasl Art Center. From the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff to ongoing public events indoors and out to our volunteer gatherings, Krasl is a vibrant year ’round gathering spot. See what’s coming soon. We’d love to see you at Krasl Art Center in beautiful downtown St. Joseph, Michigan.
Head to Lake Bluff Park on the second weekend of July for the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff presented by 1st Source Bank Wealth Advisory Services and Krasl Art Center! 2023 dates are Saturday, July 8 from 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday, July 9 from 10 am – 5 pm.
The non-profit Krasl Art Center provides southwest Michigan residents and visitors the opportunity to experience high quality art exhibitions, installations, and events, and to participate in art classes, camps, guest artist workshops, and outreach opportunities. Always changing indoors and out, Krasl is grateful for the support of our generous donors, volunteers and members. If you haven’t yet, please consider volunteering, becoming a member and/or making a donation. It all matters.
“Does it really matter who I am or, for that matter, what I think? Enjoy art.”
Denis Folz finds inspiration in his everyday surroundings, often sketching his observations. He believes that “there isn’t a wrong and right message” conveyed through his artwork – “whatever it says to the viewer is the right message.” What does Turbulence say to you? What message does it convey?
1. Keep it simple. What do you see? What color is the sculpture, what’s the first shape you notice, are the shadows doing something interesting?
2. Sometimes titles unlock a whole new meaning. What does “turbulence” mean to you? Is turbulence good, bad, or sometimes both? Do you think it’s a fitting name for this sculpture?
3. Context. Does this sculpture belong on a beach? Why or why not?